GUAYNABO, PUERTO RICO- After a non stop action in 2011, PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presents its agenda for this 2012 when multiple events will be made from Puerto Rico to the World.
The successful series “A Puño Limpio”, that started in 2011 with 8 events and great prospects and contenders in action on WAPA America will be back with 10 shows this 2012. Also will be back the series “San Juan Boxing Nights”, as part of the Telefutura’s Solo Boxeo Tecate events, with 5 cards. Showtime will present the revenge between WBO Featherweight champion Orlando Salido and former two time champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez on March 10 at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente. “Pay Per View” shows and DIRECTV exclusive events will complete this year for PRBBP.
“We have a full agenda for this 2012 with about 20 events in Puerto Rico. We will present shows from January and month after month for the boxing fans”, Promoter Ivan Rivera, PRBBP president, said. “In these shows you will see our former champions with their chances to win titles again, our contenders in title fights and our prospects in action”.
PRBBP will start this 2012 with the return of the series “San Juan Boxing Nights” this Saturday, January 21 at the coliseo Pedrín Zorrilla in Hato Rey, San Juan, in a show to be televised on Telefutura’s Solo Boxeo Tecate. “San Juan Boxing Nights” will return on March 24, May 19, August 18 and October 13.
While, the series “A Puño Limpio” will be back on February 3 from the coliseo Luis Aymat in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico live on WAPA América (9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. ET). “A Puño Limpio” returns Friday, March 2 at the coliseo Angel “Cholo” Espada in Salinas. Then, Friday, April 13, Friday, May 4, Friday, June 1, Friday, July 6, Friday, August 3, Friday, September 7, Friday, October 5 and Friday, November 2. Venues will be announced.
About boxers, Lopez will be face Salido on March 10, Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon (35-2-1, 6 KOs), the former 105 and 108 pounds champion, will challenge WBO mínimum champion Moises Fuentes son. Calderon is the WBO #2 ranked in 105 pounds. Meanwhile, former WBO junior lightweight champion and current #4 ranked Roman “Rocky” Martinez (25-1-1, 16 KOs) must fight in a title bout or a title eliminator fight in theses months.
Also, world contenders as Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (22-2, 15 KOs), Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez (18-0, 13 KOs), WBO ranked #2 and #5 in the 122 and 135 divisions, respectively, superflyweight WBO #4 ranked Juan Mercedes (26-3, 17 KOs), former WB supermiddleweight champion Manuel Alejandro Siaca (24-7, 20 KOs) and junior middleweight contender Jorge “Destroyer” Melendez (21-2-1, 20 KOs), will have their chances.
PRBBP prospects as amateur world champion McWilliams Arroyo (9-1, 8 KOs) and David Quijano (13-2-1, 9 KOs) will headline the first “San Juan Boxing Nights”. Unbeatens McJoe Arroyo (9-0, 5 KOs) and Luis Joel Gonzalez (9-0-1, 5 KOs) in the first “A Puño Limpio”. Also, in action soon Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez (7-0, 6 KOs), Camilo Perez (6-0, 4 KOs), Rafael Gonzalez (6-0, 6 KOs), Kenneth Diaz (3-0, 3 KOs), Carlos Negron (13-1, 9 KOs), Victor Bisbal (19-1, 13 KOs) and Osenohan Vazquez (4-1, 2 KOs).
PRBBP will present a DIRECTV event on April 28 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, and two Pay Per View shows on August 25 and October 20 in venues to be announced.